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3D animators could help surgery patients prepare

on Monday,December 07,2009 21:12

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Developments in the world of 3D animation are typically applied to less pragmatic efforts such as film and gaming efforts. Yet a group of Texas animators are using their skills for more than entertainment - they could actually be saving lives.

Austin''s Recovery Elements, an online retailer of post-surgical resources for recovery patients, has begun providing 3D animations of most plastic surgeries on its website designed for patients leery of going under the knife.

The animations, which include cosmetic procedures and organ transfers, allow patients to watch a detailed account of the surgery accompanied by a thorough audio narration. Patients can also print out information relating to their procedure from the animation page.

"We are pleased to offer this informational 3D animation to educate potential patients," says Recovery Elements'' Cindy Dietz. "Our goal is to give plastic surgery candidates all the resources available for a safe and successful surgery. This means providing all the information we can for those considering surgery using this new 3D animation."

The detailed animations are the hard work of designers at Understand.com, whose partnership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons spawned the idea.

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